We’d like to argue that a good sex scene in a feature film is far more titillating than porn can ever be. Emotional investment in the characters coupled with the magic of some expert editing, is far more effective than the internet’s plethora of low-rent pumping and grinding.

But this list isn’t about steamy scenes that set pulses racing. Our ten most iconic sex scenes have been chosen for the indelible impression they leave on the viewer – for better or worse. As some of our choices demonstrate, a carefully crafted carnal scene can even have a wider effect on society. Although others are just plain weird (see True Blood).

If you’re sitting in a busy office as you read this then we recommend saving the videos for after-hours. If not, then sit back and savour some S.E.X.

 

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The Book Corner

Published on 16 September 2014

This week’s The Book Corner is all about art, adventures and having a real good think about things.

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Chatsworth: Beyond Limits

Published on 14 September 2014

The grounds at Chatsworth House are often used the showcase monumental sculpture. This year’s Beyond Limits exhibition shows it’s most ambitious project yet.